Do educational institutions have a future?

Join Graham Attwell, Martin Weller (The Open University) and Rob Howe (University of Northampton), session facilitator, John Traxler, and other delegates in this year’s JISC online conference, Innovating e-Learning 2009 to debate the future of education on the 24th November.

As part of the pre-conference buzz, Martin Weller has produced a short video interviewing his ‘future self’. You can view Martin’s video at, but be warned, you may straight away want to make your own!

This year’s programme also includes keynotes by Charles Leadbeater (leading authority on innovation and strategy and former adviser to the government), Nigel Paine (freelance writer, organisational coach, broadcaster and former Head of People Development at the BBC), Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe (JISC Learner Experiences of e-Learning programme) and Peter Bradwell from the think tank, Demos.

To take part in these and other sessions at Innovating e-Learning 2009, register now at The conference has two themes and takes place online between 24-27 November. You decide when, where and how often you take part. The conference opens for reading and preparation on 17th November, and with a delegate fee of £50 and no need to travel, this is excellent value as well as great fun.

PS. Follow the pre-conference buzz on Twitter using the tag, #jiscel09. Keep in touch with what’s going on during the conference with James Clay (Gloucestershire College). There is an excellent Have-a-Go area as well this year, where you can try out new tools and technologies with the support of representatives from the RSCs and other JISC services and projects. Sounds good? Be quick to book your place and we’ll see you there!

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